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Lesson Three – Changing Pitch

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to test and record different ways of changing the pitch of a range of sounds made using musical instruments. The class can explain how to play musical instruments to make sounds with high and low pitches.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to test and record different ways of changing the pitch of a range of sounds made using musical instruments

Learning Objectives

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating. Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain how sounds are created when something vibrates. I can explain ways to change the pitch of different sounds.

Changing Pitch

Teaching sequence to help the children test and record different ways of changing the pitch of a range of sounds made using musical instruments

Musical Instruments

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe ways of changing the pitch of a sound using musical instruments

High or Low

Activities to help the children complete a set of tests to investigate and record different ways of changing the pitch of different sounds

Changing Pitch

Interactive activity to help the children test and record different ways of changing the pitch of a range of sounds made using musical instruments

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to test and record different ways of changing the pitch of a range of sounds made using musical instruments

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